Centre of South East Asian Studies Events
The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
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- The Memetics of Cerita Silat
Professor Edward Buckingham (Monash University)
Exploring Indonesian martial arts fiction and its links to the works of Louis Cha (Jin Yong) and other Chinese writers.
- Tracing Patterns of Textiles in Ancient Java (8th-15th century)
Dr Sandra Sardjono (Tracing Patterns Foundation)
The lecture provides an overview of the repertoire of textile-related patterns found on Ancient Javanese art and architecture, dated from 8th-15th century.
- Looking at Spanish-Philippine Colonial Texts
An introductory lecture and discussion on Early Spanish sources and Philippine Studies (1593-1825), followed by a workshop on Transcribing Spanish Manuscripts.
- When Pots Whisper: Ceramics, Society, and Life in a Medieval Burmese Palace
Goh Geok Yian
This presentation provides an update on research at Bagan with a focus on a project the author and her co-investigators have been undertaking since 2014. In the long term, this research should expand to provide important insights into medieval Burmese urbanism.
- Challenges for Jokowi’s second Term: Improving Human Development
Professor Anne Booth (SOAS)
What should the Indonesian government do to improve human resource development over the next five years and beyond?
- The Materiality of Writing in Premodern Java
Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan (University of Sydney)
The objects of study in this seminar are premodern texts from Java, written between the 9th and 17th centuries.
- Explore the Balinese Cockfight with a Screening of Tajen: a Sensory Ethnography and Discussion on Tajen Interactive: a Multimodal Experiment
Robert Lemelson (UCLA)
A sensory ethnography film screening and lecture on a multimodal project on the Balinese cockfight with psychological anthropologist Robert Lemelson.
- Reassessing Indonesia’s 1998 Democratic Transition
Adam Tyson (University of Leeds)
This presentation focuses on the contentious events surrounding President Soeharto’s downfall in May 1998.
- SOAS Annual Philippine Studies Conference 2020
The 6th SOAS Annual Philippine Studies Conference aims to bring together academics in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences, as well as artists, writers and performers that are based in the Visayas. The objective of the conference is to bring together key people in Visayan scholarship and cultural production and develop a body of discourse on Visayan cultural practices.